Baltimore's post-punk heroes hang up the glyph and launch new musical adventures

Nolen Strals remembers the moment in 2011 when he realized Double Dagger, the Baltimore post-punk band he formed with Bruce Willen in 2002, was breaking up.

"We hadn't practiced for a long fucking time, and Bruce and I were going over to [drummer] Denny [Bowen]'s house for practice, and there was sort of this unspoken tension," says Strals. "I think we all sort of knew, because we didn't even go straight back to the band room, we all sort of hung out in the living room. I could be remembering this wrong, but I think I said, 'So this is it, right?'"

In its time, Double Dagger became one of the most successful bands to come out of Baltimore in a generation,...